Do Alzheimer Patients Need to be Watched Video

Maureen shares if her Alzheimer's father needs to have someone watch him when she attends Alzheimer's Learning Programs.
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EmpowHer: Does your father with Alzheimer's need someone to watch him when you attend Alzheimer's learning programs? Maureen Canright: There is a neighbor down the street who -- dad doesn't need a lot of care, but I asked him if he would come and spend a few hours with him so he wouldn't be alone so long and make sure he has lunch, and then Dad will take a nap or read this afternoon. He is not a wanderer; I am very fortunate, but he is a rummager. There's different kinds of activities or behaviors that I wasn't aware of. The wanderers are scary, and he is not one of those, but he'll go into his drawers and he'll pull out stuff and then he'll wrap it up in something and wrap that again and put it in the toe of his shoe and put his socks in it so you can't find it. Then he'll say he doesn't have any money, he has lost his money. Well, it's up there in some place. So he is always rummaging and moving and rearranging and hiding and losing and finding. It can keep him busy for hours.

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